Soon trains free stand-alone drivers in France

from 2021 onwards, the cows might see a train without a driver. This is the objective of the SNCF teamed up with Thales, Bosch, technological research institute

Soon trains free stand-alone drivers in France

from 2021 onwards, the cows might see a train without a driver. This is the objective of the SNCF teamed up with Thales, Bosch, technological research institute Railenium, or even the Cnes (Centre national d'études spatiales). Tests of train autonomous took place on 19 April in the Île-de-France: a locomotive driving to the distance from Vigneux-sur-Seine has rolled over four kilometres, between Villeneuve-Saint-Georges and Juvisy. "This successful experimentation is a fundamental step in the realization of the train of tomorrow, more regular, more punctual, that welcomes more people and goods", says Luc Laroche, project manager train stand-alone to the station.

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in practical terms, with this innovation, the operator of the French will be able to follow in real time the rail system and its 17,000 trains, which will enable greater responsiveness in the event of a fault. In addition, the speed of each train ...

Updated Date: 13 July 2019, 00:00

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